or as I would call it, the Tragedy of Loudoun County. I once fantasized about living there, if I could afford it. Now I get sad when I come back to visit (family in Centreville) and no longer worry about not having the income to get a place in the country, at least in this area. When this: turned into this: or this: Northern Virginia as a whole represents paradise lost. Once beautiful vistas and horse farms being turned into sub-divisions, strip malls, and millions of people. I'm sure this lament can be heard across the country. I wish we operated more like Europe, making it harder to pave paradise and turn it into a parking lot.